The more things change…

Guess when the writer of this quote lived:

Against you, a world gone wrong, I must protest!  You boast an unbearable horde of moronoic sophists, who babble on with you and go dumb before God.  You have so many among you, superbly arrogant, who vaunt their vain eloquence and their empty philosophy.  But you can find no one who is the least bit inclined to write something useful for God’s people now and in the future.  Your courts are full of lawyers ready to hold forth at length and defend any case, so long as there is money in it.  But the church is empty of anyone with the skill to write about virtues and to narrate the deeds and glories of a ssingle saint.  O world, your people know all there is to know about doing evil, but they are too ignorant to do any good.

St. Peter Damian, The Life of Blessed Romuald, written c. 1042.


~ by Jen on May 26, 2012.

2 Responses to “The more things change…”

  1. My G’d, how appropriate!

    • I know, right? I was sitting there, in the bathroom, and had to pick my jaw up off the floor.

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